Second Saturday features art, activities in 15 Art Walk venues, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 11
Fall has well and truly arrived, and the galleries of First Friday Art Walk are reveling in the change of seasons. Join us for an Autumn afternoon stroll during Second Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 11 in 15 participating art venues. View and Print the Oct. 11 Second Saturday Map
Arts & Letters is celebrating its first year in business with a variety of art. Join them for a special Second Saturday table show called Over & Under by the fabulous Tommi Clark – formerly with Good Girl Art Gallery – plus enjoy Unrequited Love: Fifty Shades of Eric Ray featuring the artist’s pen-and-ink drawings, andARTcade: Visual Art Inspired by Video Games.
The artists of Fresh Gallery never disappoint, and this Saturday is no exception. Enjoy works byFeatured Artists Ann Marie Rausch and Jennifer Leeper Ann Marie’s brightly painted furnishings and Jennifer’s farm-inspired drawings are sure to delight.
Bookmarx will get you in the mood for Halloween with plenty of fascinating titles and a display by Featured Artist Kassandra Parker who notes“Since childhood I have been a fan of Halloween, cartoons, and the paranormal, and it has always influenced my creativity.”
Finally, if you haven’t experienced the illuminating – and award-winning — art of Mick Whitcomb, you’re missing out! View his nostalgic creations at Nomad.
Other October Highlights include:
- Works by Featured Artist Robert Staley at Art Inspired
- Featured Artist Karolyn Farrell, plus art by Debra Sutherland, Carl James, Nathan Smith and Duane Bone at DB Design Salon & Studio
- Handmade Art at European Café by Sweet Couture
- The Art of Tattoos at Park Central Branch Library
- Featured Artist John Ehlers at Qdoba Mexican Grill
- Artistry in glass, including fall fantasies in pumpkin form, at Springfield Hot Glass Studio
- Fine craft by more than 45 different artists including incredible ceramics by in-house artists at Springfield Pottery.
October 2014 Second Saturday Guide
Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents Works by Featured Artist Robert Staley in October. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, brings a table show called Over & Under by the fabulous Tommi Clark to Second Saturday! Also enjoy Arts & Letters’ ongoing shows Unrequited Love: Fifty Shades of Eric Ray on our Gallery Wall, and a special exhibit on its Salon Wall titled ARTcade: Visual Art Inspired by Video Games. You may know Tommi as the creative and delightful manager of Good Girl Art and we are excited to host her flirty and fun show at A&L. From Tommi Clark: “Snuggly hats and cutesie underpants made from locally sourced upcyclables are fun and one-of-a-kind, like you! Even better, buying local from local artists trims one’s carbon footprint to the size of the neighborhood. Art pieces you can wear that satisfy your green impulse! Sustainable fashion is a win-win, my friends.” Tommi Clark is a local girl who is happily reworking things every day to keep her friends and neighbors from shaming themselves at the mall. From Eric Ray: “Creating my work is both a joy and a labor. I choose to work in Pen and Ink because it is not a simple media to master and is also relatively uncommon. I strive to develop art with a feel for the subject matter and the story I wish to tell. The search for the beauty in the complexity of form, pattern and texture is important. I enjoy creating visual shortcuts, innuendo and suggestion balanced against insanely detailed rendering in my pen work. I intentionally mix drawing styles and textures to best honor my subjects. I accept the challenge of exploring the limits of using a black pen on a white surface, and relentlessly pushing those limits around. My show is a result of my years of experience and suggests a direction my work will be going in the future. Please enjoy and share.” About ARTcade: The ARTcade show features work by local favorites Old Mr. Bones, Gary Bedell, Christiano Bellotti, Chad Woody and many more! (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com
Bookmarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Kassandra Parker in October. From Artist Kassandra Parker: “Since childhood I have been a fan of Halloween, cartoons, and the paranormal, and it has always influenced my creativity. These interests have inspired me throughout my education, despite the persuasion to be more acceptable. I attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a short time, but realized I like learning on my own. Digital painting is my favorite approach to creating. I prefer it because it’s easier for me; I don’t have to buy materials all the time, it’s not messy, and I can do it almost anywhere. Aside from ease of use, the look of digital appeals to me because it’s smooth, vibrant and consistent. Over the years, my characters have evolved from cartoon animals to bizarre monsters. Sometimes I will create more detailed, realistic characters, and other times they’re just simple cartoons. I like to experiment with different styles, but one thing that has always stayed the same is my desire to combine the humorous with the creepy.” www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, is proud to present Featured Artist Karolyn Farrell, plus art by Debra Sutherland, Carl James, Nathan Smith and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343
Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, invites you to enjoy its traveling exhibit Green Revolution. (Regular admission applies on Second Saturday.) 417-862-9910, ext.713 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.discovercenter.org
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, invites you to support For Burkina, a Springfield-based nonprofit whose goal is to design, fund, and build a primary school in Burkina Faso, Africa. At Art Walk, European Café will offer home-made bricks, mugs and cups, mosaic wall-art, t-shirts, and more. All of the proceeds raised from selling these items go directly towards the construction of a primary school to serve 135 children, with a funding goal of $32,000. Give the miracle of learning to a child in Burkina Faso in Western Africa by purchasing one of these beautiful items, plus experience European Café’s artistry in edibles.www.417EuropeanCafe.com (417) 942-5055 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. F & Sat
Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Ann Marie Rausch and Jennifer Leeper in October. Ann Marie Rausch is Fresh’s resident three-dimensional painter. Rausch is a planner and it is expressed quite clearly in her painting. Rausch finds a piece of furniture that speaks to her. She then draws a scaled replica of the piece and sketches possible designs. Once a design is decided upon, she plots the colors. Rausch, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Design from Kansas State University, started pursuing a full-time career in art as her family grew up. Her initial interest was in watercolor illustrations for children’s books, but during that time she discovered acrylics, furniture and wall murals. The rest is colorful, whimsical, fantastic history. Jennifer Leeper is both an artist and an educator. An MSU graduate who has been teaching K-12 art for 10 years, Leeper works are quite different from Rausch’s pieces, yet the process is similar in the plotting and planning. Leeper works in colored pencil, graphite and charcoal. She chooses her subject and begins laying down a general sketch, then adds layer after layer of detail, contrast and value to create realistic pieces that represent her love of farm and rodeo life. While Leeper appreciates the impressionistic art of others, she prefers to create realistic pieces. One look at any of her farm drawings is proof that she has perfected her craft. The level of detail is astonishing and well worth a trip to Fresh Gallery. www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, is proud to present The Show Must Go On: Theaters and Entertainment Venues in Springfield. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday: $3 for adults, $1.50 for children). (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents The Creations of Mick Whitcomb. An entirely illuminating experience!(417) 559-9695
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents The Art of Tattoos from the artists of Kaleidoscope. (417) 831-1342 www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat Closed Sunday.
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist John Ehlers in October and November. Ehlers is something of a Renaissance man. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from MSU, has been a potter with Springfield Pottery for 10 years and is a member of The Garbonzos, Springfield’s most unique musical group. An entrepreneur who deals in antiques, collectibles and vintage clothing, his show at Qdoba showcases his amazing drawing talent.(417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com
Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents An Artist to be Announced in October. (417) 832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy live demonstrations of the glassblower’s art. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans, Transformation serves as Springfield’s connection to the fine art movement within the tattoo genre and is dedicated to the furtherance of other classical art mediums. (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat